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Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension) Bill 2021

"The state-of-emergency powers enable mandatory quarantine, isolation and the lockdown restrictions with which we are all too familiar. These measures have controlled, more or less, the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID within Australia"

Spent Convictions Bill 2020

Victoria has waited too long to legislate a spent convictions scheme. Now we have finally decided to act, it is vital that we adopt the most effective system, especially when the data show the prison system is increasingly failing to rehabilitate troubled kids.

Climate Change - Grievance Debate

Australia must cut emissions by at least 74 per cent by 2030 and reach zero by 2035 just to stand a chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees.

Summary Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation Of Public Drunkenness) Bill 2020

When something happens that should have happened 30 years ago, something that has finally occurred only as a result of avoidable deaths and suffering, it is not exactly time for celebration

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Quarantine Fees) Bill 2020

"Despite the now well understood risks associated with hotel quarantine, we agree with the need to resume hotel quarantine in Victoria and we agree that the fees should be similar to New South Wales, to prevent jurisdiction hopping. We do, however, have some concerns"

Matters Of Public Importance - Budget 2020

"The budget has invested in not just creating jobs but also tackling our biggest challenges."

Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment Bill 2020

"Wind turbine syndrome is an example of something that spread rapidly, and it was fanned and encouraged by those who opposed swift and decisive action on climate change"

Consumer And Other Acts Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2020

'Everybody who rents their homes should be able to trust that they are habitable, that they have working toilets and bathrooms, hot water, a functioning stove and other basic facilities.'

Justice Legislation Amendment (supporting Victims And Other Matters) Bill 2020

'This legislation, among other things, permits victim-survivors, both adults and children, to freely self-publish information that is likely to identify them as a victim-survivor of a sexual offence without requiring court approval, except in limited circumstances. The Greens will support this bill'

Human Tissue Amendment Bill 2020

'The Greens support this necessary bill, but it will not really change anything much. What would make a welcome change would be for the state government to increase the number of eligible donors

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